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Injustice Quotes

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Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Related topics: Values Growing-Up

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

Philanthropy is commendable,
but it must not cause the philanthropist
to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice
which make philanthropy necessary.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The world is an enormous injustice.
- Jules Romains

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
- Julian Casablancas

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice,
and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
- Voltaire

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice.
The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
- John Locke

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style,
it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the
past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun

The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world,
and not be able to offer it peace.
- Nafisa Joseph

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

If it is nothingness that awaits us,
let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny,
even though without hope of victory.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause,
are led to support injustice.
- Elihu Root

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly
vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place
is seen as just requital in the other.
- Mary Douglas

If everyone howled at every injustice,
every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness,
then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
- Nelson DeMille

I try to live my life every day in the present,
and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
- Susan Sarandon

In my book I specifically discussed the structural
nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of
Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron,
ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
- Mother Jones

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland
that is worth the loss of a single British soldier
or a single Irish citizen either.
- James Callaghan

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level,
somewhere in the world.
- Alice Walker

Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief
in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Master calls the butterfly.
- Richard Bach

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable
that it is almost an injustice to accept them.
- Rod McKuen

And this we should believe: that hope and volition
can bring us closer to our ultimate goal:
justice for all,
injustice for no-one.
- Eyvind Johnson

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to
agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
- Bryant H. McGill

Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
- Lillian Hellman

Justice is rather the activity of truth,
than a virtue in itself.
Truth tells us what is due to others,
and justice renders that due.
Injustice is acting a lie.
- Horace Walpole

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
- Hosea Ballou

If the market is left to sort matters out,
social injustice will be heightened and suffering in
the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
- Helen Clark

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the
world's dreadful injustice.
- Jules Renard

The bad man desires arbitrary power.
What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
- John Rawls

Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice.
- James J. Corbett

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

We do not have to accept the world as we find it.
And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better
place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.
- Ed Miliband

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering,
and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
- Plato

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned,
there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice
in the administration of the State governments.
- William H. Wharton

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little,
provided you are not equally courteous to all,
for that would be injustice.
- Baltasar Gracian

The glaring injustice is there for all who are not
blinded by prejudice to see.
- Bram Fischer

What, other than injustice, could be the reason that
the displaced citizens of New Orleans cannot be accommodated
by the richest nation in the world?
- Wynton Marsalis

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas

Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest
injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself.
- Stuart Wilde

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
- Plato

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have the exact measure of the injustice and
wrong which will be imposed on them.
- Frederick Douglass

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do.
It will compel us to be free from your domination,
and more self-reliant than we have been.
- John H. Reagan

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

In the little world in which children have their existence,
whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely
perceived and so finely felt,
as injustice.
- Charles Dickens

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.
They never feel that it is an injustice to equals;
nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying.
If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street,
or kicking a dog, I go completely mad.
- Susannah York

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness
in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice
in every area of my life.
- Curt Flood

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way.
When it isn't, don't call it destiny;
call it injustice,
treachery, or simple bad luck.
- Joseph Heller

The miser, starving his brother's body,
starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep
out of his great estate of injustice,
poor and naked and miserable.
- Theodore Parker

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our
sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice
to the balance of the living.
- Davy Crockett

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that
to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice,
and that justice is equality.
- Plato

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.
- Junius

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with
regard to its predecessors.
- Emile M. Cioran

Every social injustice is not only cruel,
but it is economic waste.
- William Feather

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

You just need to be a flea against injustice.
Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make
even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence


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